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Fitbit: skin irritations were allergies, new wristbands have a warning

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 05:04
Fitbit recalled its Force wearable back in February after owners reported skin irritation, but after an investigation, says it will not do the same for the Fitbit Flex. The New York Times reports that the company and the Consumer Product Safety...

Capture 360-degree videos with this surveillance blazer

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 03:07
If Google Glass and lifelogging cameras aren't enough to make you feel safe, then maybe what you really need is a surveillance blazer. See, nothing can get past the camera-dotted jacket above -- not when it can capture 360 videos of your environment...

iFixit takes a peek inside Apple's new '5K' iMac

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 01:45
Sure, we were only just introduced to Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, but the folks at iFixit are already tearing one apart. Inside they found a screen made by LG Display, and a setup similar to previous iMacs, including easily-accessed...

Engadget Daily: unlimited clean power, why there's no Retina MacBook Air and more!

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 00:42
So, why hasn't Apple updated its MacBook Air line with a Retina display? Here's our two-word answer: battery life. That's not all we have on deck though -- check out the rest of our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including a breakthrough in...

Google explains how it fights piracy in search results

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 23:58
The anti-piracy road hasn't played out easy for Google, to the point where past claims have stated that the company's efforts simply aren't working. But Google says it's doing everything it can to combat piracy across its services, of which Search is...

Playdate: We're livestreaming 'The Evil Within' on PS4!

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 23:30
Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from new-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!...

Sound Off! Would you pay for HBO's standalone streaming service?

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 23:02
At last, our long national nightmare is nearly over. Earlier this week HBO announced plans to introduce a standalone streaming service in 2015. This is especially exciting for those of us who've been "borrowing" our parents' HBO GO access. Are you...

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' needs 20GB day-one patch

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 22:28
When the long-awaited Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets released next month, the first thing players will have to do is download what's estimated to be a 20GB update, according to developer 343 Industries. The day-one patch, which is required to...

Alpine's high-end headphones let you feel the music, literally

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 21:42
Alpine is a name that usually comes up when discussing which new audio wares to install in your car, but the company is diving into headphones, too. Its first set of cans certainly look the part with high-end aesthetics, and they boast Full Frequency...

Tumblr's new desktop app is all Tumblr, all the time

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 21:08
Sometimes you just want to craft your Tumblr posts and browse the latest updates without being distracted by the rest of the internet. For those occasions, the blogging outfit released a desktop app for Mac that does two things and two things only....

Former Google lawyer nominated to lead US patent office

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:35
The Obama administration has recently nominated former Google lawyer Michelle Lee to be the next permanent director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, which could mean bad news for patent trolls. Lee, who was appointed as the department's deputy...

Meet the 10 Insert Coin 2014 semi-finalists

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:00
Thanks to your votes, we now have the 10 semi-finalists for this year's Insert Coin competition. Each of them will get $1,000 in travel stipend and a spot on our Expand NYC showfloor at the Javits Center this November. But, their fight's nowhere near...

High Court forces UK ISPs to block websites selling fake luxury goods

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 19:20
Her Majesty's High Court of Justice has served as the stage for several high-profile cases in recent years that've resulted in UK ISPs being forced to block certain nefarious websites. Typically, these have involved entertainment giants that want to...

WSJ: Android's VP of engineering is now overseeing Chrome as well

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:50
The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's current VP of engineering for Android, is now also in charge of the Chrome engineering team. According to the paper's internal sources, the shift is part of an effort to...

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:00
Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship without an...

Love Comic Sans? Then this is the typewriter for you

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 17:32
Hey, sometimes actions speak louder than words fonts. And if you really, really like Comic Sans, then you're going to love this. In the name of art, a gentleman named Jesse England has designed the "Sincerity Machine," a Comic Sans typewriter....

Facebook now actively seeks password leaks to protect its users

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 17:00
Facebook knows that password leaks endanger its users, even if it's another website that's been hacked, because people tend to reuse their log-in credentials (remember that recent Dropbox issue?). That's why it has developed a process that actively...

Amazon UK reveals Nexus 9 prices to start from £319

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:58
Google may have finally made its latest Nexus devices official, but it's kept UK pricing for the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player under wraps. Fortunately for us, Amazon is keen to highlight that it'll range the 8.9-inch HTC tablet, and has now...

No one has a platinum album in 2014

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:33
The decline in album sales is certainly nothing new, thanks to the smattering of streaming options now available to eager listeners. However, 2014 looks to be particularly awful. Forbes reports that nearly 10 months into the year, no release since...

Apple aesthetics: A look at the iMac's design history

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:00
A new version of Apple's iMac desktop machine doesn't always come with a retooled exterior. As has become the norm with the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, a spec boost via new internals is the case more often that not. This week, in addition to packing...

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